The number of people who call themselves polyamorous or say they have an open relationship is on the rise. The media is in a frenzy and local groups are growing like crazy in areas that two years ago had little to no groups or at least little activity. This growth appears to be driven by the twenty something crowd. This is not to say polyamory is not growing among the older generations as well, it is but the biggest influx is people under thirty. We are thrilled to see the interest and exploration growing for so many people and especially to see people in their early twenties exploring open relationships, poly and many other alternative sexual and relationship choices.
We have important questions about this trend and want your honest feedback.
Why are so many people exploring polyamory at younger and younger ages? Are the twenty something crowd really polyamorous? Are they really interested in forming romantic loving committed relationships with multiple partners? Or are they simply opting to sleep around without commitment and calling it polyamory as a vehicle for rebellion and nonconformity? Will they sow their wild oats and in five years opt for monogamy? Or are they embracing a deeper need to expand love and commitment beyond tradition as a life choice?
We are asking the question for comment, we want to hear from you. What is your opinion of the younger generation embracing polyamory?
If you are willing, let us know your age when you comment.